The eleven studies are as many articles dedicated to a "different approach" to fairy tales, published between 2016-2021, in journals such as Saeculum, Incursions in the Imaginary, Eon or Annales Universitatis Apulensis. Philological Series from Alba Iulia. We tried not to ignore the "hidden" aspects of the fairy tale, exactly those that academic research avoids. For example, the association of certain fairy tale episodes with shamanism would seem forced, since it is still believed that the old Romanian spirituality did not know shamanism. Avoiding the interpretation of archaeological evidence or shamanic texts, researchers (at least in part) indicate a preference for maintaining a certain intellectual comfort. But, without the audacity to speculate, there is no progress in the research space. Associated rather with unfounded opinions, speculation falls into derision in the face of any scientific approach. If we limit ourselves to writing "books from books", in order to keep that comfort we mentioned, we are nothing but replicants of the ideas of others, but with our own words. Speculating the meanings or directions of information implies a risk that we, the authors of these articles, assume.
In the present research I have permanently highlighted the fact that the fairy tale is a site of spiritual archeology. As far as we could, we avoided unnecessary associations, the great danger of speculation, but we did not exclude the obvious ones. The articles, now the chapters of this paper, approached from different perspectives the world of fairy tales, psychological (Jung's abysmal prologue), historical-religious, socio-anthropological, occult, magical and demonological, without fear of a "pulpit critique". The audacity to consider the possibility that the personality of the fairy-tale kite was historically inspired by that of a Semitic solar god or the statement that the hero, rarely a good-natured and disinterested character to win - how wrongly we consider him in association with Greek mythical variants that " they “inspired” the construction of the character - he can frown at those who still substantiate their research starting from the old patterns of interpretation.
The general view of the fairy tale may belong to a single science, but the depths of his research do not. The perspectives offered by the various sciences can no longer be seen as "pseudo-opinions", as what was once "adjacent", a "periphery" in the space of the unique / dogmatic interpretive act, can no longer be ignored today. The secret of our "speculation" lies in trying to combine not as many as possible, but only enough science to achieve a profound effect. Although the risk of error does not disappear, the approach of the fairy tale from multidisciplinary perspectives is required in an age of dissolution of the landmarks that have substantiated the research so far.
The chapters of this paper present the fairy tale from a perspective less known to the current reader. Permanently, our desire was to "fragment" the story and reinterpret it according to these puzzle pieces, some of them very old, pre-mythical. Thus, basmic archeology can be defined as the science that deals with the recovery of magical-religious beliefs and ideas from the "beds" or overlapping structures (themes), not only ordered, of the basmic direction. In other words, each major theme hides at least two layers, one mythical, the other premise, extremely important in the economics of hemeneutical understanding of seemingly modest stories, far from being listed as bestsellers, as in the case of the arch-known Youth without old age and life without death ...
One thing is certain: the keys to reading are inexhaustible and, most importantly, are not built exclusively on the sciences considered main or auxiliary in the process of analysis and interpretation. The art of interpretation belongs to the hermeneutic, even if it radiates from the acquired scientific knowledge. In its deepest spaces, the fairy tale is hidden, and its esoteric teaching can be revealed only if it is extracted very carefully. Its connection to any other type of knowledge either degrades it or highlights it, hence the great risk of speculation, seen by us as a continuous challenge.